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Posted on: March 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] No Wipes in the Pipes!

no wipes

"Flushable" doesn’t mean it won’t clog your pipes!

The package says flushable, but is it really? Disposable brushes, wipes, tampons/applicators, etc. may say "flushable" on the label, but they can still clog the sewer line. Toilet paper breaks down in water; other items do not break down. This means other items can get stuck in the sewer pipe creating large bills for plumbing and clean-up. Don’t spend your money on a sewer back-up. TRASH anything that is not toilet paper.

The following items go in the garbage, not in the toilet:

  • wrappers (any packaging)
  • cotton swabs
  • cigarettes
  • condoms
  • sanitary napkins
  • tampons and tampon applicators
  • baby wipes/personal hygiene wipes
  • facial wipes
  • disinfecting/cleaning wipes
  • paper towels
  • facial tissue
  • shop towels

Let’s get through this tough time without smelly sewer mishaps:)

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